Sorry that should be one piece down. Damn fast fingers and not checking before I hit submit Well I bought the first piece of the HT today. I picked up a Yamaha RXV-659. There was a local store who had it for less than I could find online so I said what the hell. It was between the Yamaha and the Pioneer VSX1016. I hope I don't regret the purchase. I will be ordering my speakers tomorrow. I am going to go with the X-LS 5.1 system with the sub upgrade from av123.com, I can't wait to hear it all together. My last HT (if you could call it that was a Panisonic HTIB that I bought 4 years ago. I will let you all know how it goes once I get it all hooked up. I will probably have questions doing that also. Just some info on the rest of the set up, the TV is a Samsung 46" DLP, the DVD player is Samsung DVD-R145. Thanks in advance for putting up with the long post, I am just really excited to be able to hear all of the movies I have been watching for years. Note from Mod: I corrected title.